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My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness ?

My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness ?

Positional change.: The veins in the neck just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the neck, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Hi I started noticing recently that when I smile, multiple veins on the right side of neck show and it feels really tight where my lymph node is, help?

Hi I started noticing recently that when I smile, multiple veins on the right side of neck show and it feels really tight where my lymph node is, help?

No Necking This Week: You are describing something unusual, especially at your age. Likewise, it's hard to decide what's going on without seeing it. A more detailed history will be needed as well. Most of the time things like this turn out to be 'nothing,' but if you keep noticing this for more than, say, two weeks, then go get it checked-out. In the meantime, keep smiling. The world needs more smiles right now. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck ?

Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck ?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

Maybe: It sounds like a pulled muscle in your neck. I don't see how the vein over your eyebrow is related to it. Perhaps you have become more aware and focused because of your pain and you notice it now. If the veins in your neck are being compressed it could cause the veins in your forehead to enlarge. Good health ...Read more

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I noticed a bulging vein on the right side of my neck associated with a dull pain. I have also noticed a tightness in my neck and throat area. These symptoms have lasted three weeks and I first noticed them after flying on an airplane.

I noticed a bulging vein on the right side of my neck associated with a dull pain. I have also noticed a tightness in my neck and throat area. These symptoms have lasted three weeks and I first noticed them after flying on an airplane.

There are many: potential causes for these symptoms and findings including a blood clot in the central vasculature. You should be evaluated by a health care professional and probably will require an ultrasound or X-ray evaluation to exclude serious diagnoses. ...Read more

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Arnold neuralgia on the left has anything to do with the external jugular vein strain? When this happens my throat tighten and feel bites and nu air

Arnold neuralgia on the left has anything to do with the external jugular vein strain? When this happens my throat tighten and feel bites and nu air

No: Arnold's neuralgia is also known as occipital neuralgia and no association to external jugular vein. Their is no entity as jugular vein strain but maybe language barrier in play here. This neuralgia consists of pain in upper neck, head and behind eyes. The tightening in the throat may be more related to the anxiety you have with the onset of symptoms rather than the neuralgia. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if i popped a vein on my neck 10points?

What to do if i popped a vein on my neck 10points?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins are most likely normal. ...Read more

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Chest/neck tightness after sex?

Chest/neck tightness after sex?

Worrisome: I would be worried about a heart problem and would recommend you get evaluated asap. ...Read more

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My neck veins are protruding why?

My neck veins are protruding why?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging.When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more

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Why are my neck veins bulging lol?

Increased pressure: The act of lol results in a valsalva maneuver, where holding of the breath causes increase in the chest pressure. This pressure acts upon the veins in the chest, and is pushed upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins. This is a normal situation, so keep on lol; it's good for you. ...Read more

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How do veins collapse in the neck?

How do veins collapse in the neck?

Pressure changes: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging.When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

Many things: Are possible, but it is common to have lymph nodes in the neck in the area of your veins. You should see your doctor who will examine you and determine if anything else is needed. ...Read more

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Bulging vein in toddlers neck born with it?

Bulging vein in toddlers neck born with it?

Probably normal.: Neck veins tend to bulge when the pressure in the chest increases such as with straining or crying. This occurs often in children and prominent veins are probably just a normal variation. If there is any concern, then you should follow up with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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After I sleep my shoulder hurts and neck is tight?

After I sleep my shoulder hurts and neck is tight?

Consider: Consider your positioning. May want to lay on back or get a different pillow or even mattress. If not improved or worsening, would recommend being seen by your physician to check you over - consider a full structural musculoskeletal exam by an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist ...Read more

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Why does the back of my neck and head hurts and feel tight in morning?

Why does the back of my neck and head hurts and feel tight in morning?

Tightness: This sounds like muscle stiffness. Try a new pillow. Physical therapy or chiropractic may help this. If persistent, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can you knock someone out by pinching their jugular vein in their neck?

Please don't rry: Blunt force to the neck can cause a variety of life threatening injuries, and syncope (passing out) may be the least of your worries. Carotid dissection, esophageal injury, tracheal collapse, or a head injury are all possible -- please do not punch people in the neck. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause neck tightness and numbing sensation when you turn it?

Can sunburn cause neck tightness and numbing sensation when you turn it?

It can: If the burn resulted in skin swelling (edema), you may experience a sensation of numbing or burning as the inflammatory process proceeds. This is quite normal. ...Read more

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I have a tight neck, and a headache. Meningitis has what kind of symptoms?

I have a tight neck, and a headache. Meningitis has what kind of symptoms?

Headache,fever: Meningitis presents with headache, fever, stiff neck, and photophobia. Patients are often dehydrated and appear sick. Minor variants of meningitis are common as many viruses have a predilection for the meninges. For example, many common colds have headaches, presumably from the virus's effect on the meninges. The dangerous forms of meningitis are typically severe and progressive. ...Read more

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What is a raised bladder neck? I'm told I have it? Does it mean it's tight

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What is a raised bladder neck? I'm told I have it? Does it mean it's tight

Here are some...: "raised" or "high-and-tight" bladder neck has been used to denote what and how the immediate bladder opening (outlet) - bladder neck, looks like visually in the eyes of urologists who perform cystourethroscopy, but relatively subjective. Yet such accumulated experience strongly correlates well with men with hesitancy and poor urine flow. So, if alpha-blocker fails to work, consider... ...Read more

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Can a toddler get petechiae on his neck from a car seat strap that is too tight?

Can a toddler get petechiae on his neck from a car seat strap that is too tight?

Sure: Toddlers can get peteciae anywhere above the heart level from simple things like a harsh cough, vomiting or a tight strap.The issue is cosmetic and not of any medical significance.Better to be strapped in tight than to fly out of the car in a crash. ...Read more

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Tips for loosening tight sides of neck without meds/physio/massage/supplements?

Tips for loosening tight sides of neck without meds/physio/massage/supplements?

Tight sides of neck: As long as your doc says you do not have any medical conditions you can consider clinical hypnosis or biofeedback. You have ruled out other options. Licensed providers for clinical hypnosis can be found at www.asch.net Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can be vein swelling of the neck? can be a thyroid?What test i have to do ?

What can be vein swelling of the neck? can be a thyroid?What test i have to do ?

Vein: There are a number of conditions that could result in neck vein swelling.

What you need to do is see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs.
Once the blood is drawn he/she may prescribe medication while waiting for the results. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more